DATE: 26-03-2017                       


Government will award fifty thousand internships to youth under Prime Minister's Youth Training Program.


A cement plant will be established at a cost of four hundred million dollars with Britain support in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.


An OIC delegation arrives in Pakistan on Monday to ascertain facts about Kashmir dispute.


In India, violence erupted following a scuffle between Muslim and Hindu school students in Gujarat state on Sunday.


The first T-20 match between Pakistan and West Indies will be played at Bridgetown on Sunday.





The Government has started the second phase of Prime Minister's Youth Training Program. 


During this phase, fifty thousand internships will be awarded to youth who have completed sixteen years of education.


According to details, a quota of twenty five thousand has been allocated for Punjab, ninety five hundred for Sindh, three thousand for Balochistan, over fifty eight hundred for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, one thousand for Azad Kashmir and fifty eight hundred for Gilgit Baltistan, FATA and Islamabad Capital Territory.


The internees will be paid twelve thousand rupees per month as a stipend during the one year long internship.


The internees will be placed in Federal and Provincial Government departments, educational institutions and private sector bodies for enhancing their skills and employability.



The population and household count in the first block of the phase one under the 6th population and housing census in sixty-three districts across the country will conclude on Monday.


The homeless people in the first block will be counted on Tuesday.   


The First Block of the First Phase includes sixteen districts in Punjab, eight in Sindh, fourteen in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, fifteen in Balochistan and five each in Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan. 


The house listing operation in the second block of phase one will start on Friday and will continue for three days. The population and household count of the second block will be made from 3rd to 13th of the next month.                                 



A British firm has agreed to construct cement plant in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.


Official sources told Radio Pakistan Peshawar correspondent that understanding to this effect have been reached between Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government and British firm.


The plant will be completed at a cost of four hundred million dollars by the end of 2020.


The construction of plant not only enhanced the production of cement but also create job opportunities for youth.



Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah has directed the Managing Directors of Water Boards to introduce the inspection system to monitor the filter plants in the province.


He was chairing a meeting on provision of drinking water every division and districts of the province in Karachi on Sunday.


Chief Minister said that provision of drinking water to every citizen of the province is our responsibility. 



The government is taking concrete measures to provide modern means of communications to the people in far flung and remote areas of Balochistan.


A senior official Communications Department Balochistan told our correspondent in Quetta on Sunday,  project for improving and construction of twenty kilometers lengthy Turbat Buleda Road has been accorded approval.


He said that construction of the road would cost more than 929 million rupees.


He said that another project of black topping sixty kilometers lengthy Ghazaband Ajram Road in Pishin district has also been approved which would be completed at a cost of more than 370 million rupees.                                                                                                                        



Punjab Police are expanding the Elite Police Training School on Bedian Road in Lahore at a cost of over seven hundred million rupees.


According to a spokesman of Punjab Police, the expansion work includes the construction of a printing press, media room, swimming pool, gymnasium, guard room, dining hall, a double storey hostel, indoor firing range, fiber shed for firing range, repair and maintenance of existing hostel, improving the mock-up village and converting the two-mile running track to a standard track.


He said that the purpose is to increase the training capacities and facilities at the Elite Police Training School. He said the project will be completed in two years.



Forty-one suspects were arrested during search operations in Peshawar and Hangu district on Sunday morning.


According to detail, fifteen suspects including two proclaimed offenders were arrested in different areas of Peshawar while twenty-six suspects including four proclaimed offenders arrested in Hangu.


Arms and ammunition were recovered from them.



A high-ranking delegation of the OIC Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission arrives in Pakistan on Monday. 


According to Foreign Office, the 8-member delegation will be led its Chairperson of the Commission Med. S. Kaggwa.


The delegation will hold meetings with Prime Minister Adviser on Foreign Affairs and Minister for Kashmir Affairs.


It will also visit Azad Kashmir to have further understanding of Jammu and Kashmir dispute and will also visit refugee camps.


The OIC Human Rights Commission had also requested the Indian authorities for access to Occupied Kashmir to assess the human rights situation but India did not respond.



An eight-member parliamentary delegation headed by Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq left for Turkey on four-day visit on Sunday.


The delegation will hold meetings with the Turkish leadership and business community members to enhance bilateral cooperation in diverse sectors, including trade and investment.



China has reiterated to give priority to Pak-China relations and work together to further enhance and cement existing bonds.  


Speaking at a function in Beijing, Chinese Transport Minister, Li Xiaopeng said the exemplary and longstanding friendship cooperation for economic development between China and Pakistan is a model for other nations.


Li Xiaopeng said an early harvest is expected for projects involving transportation, infrastructure and energy in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.


In an interview published in a number of Chinese newspapers, Chairman of Chinese power enterprise Wang Binghua said the new Hub coal fire power plant adds variety to Pakistan's energy consumption system to help ensure energy security.


Wang said the Hub coal fire power plant after completion in 2019 will generate about 9 billion kwh of electricity to the national grid annually.                               



Former President Asif Ali Zardari has said border management with Afghanistan with mutual consultation is imperative for peace in the region.


In a statement on Sunday, he said proper securing of borders will put an end to allegations of cross border incursions of militants.                              



In Occupied Kashmir, Indian police and paramilitary forces during their intensified crackdowns arrested hundreds of youth ahead of parliamentary election drama.


Polling for the farcical Indian Parliamentary elections will be held in Srinagar and Islamabad constituencies on 9th and 12th of next month.


Police arrested at least 135 youth in Pulwama district alone in the past two weeks.


Police rounded up scores of youth in Shopian, Kulgam, Soura, Nowhata, Gojwara, Rajouri Kadal and other areas of Srinagar.                     



In the India, state of Gujarat violence erupted following a scuffle between Muslim and Hindu school students killing one person and injuring fourteen.


A crowd of about 5,000 people attacked Muslim residents and set dozens of homes and vehicles on fire at Vadavali village in Patan district.


Gujarat, the home state of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has a history of serious communal trouble.



Carrie Lam has been elected as Hong Kong's new leader, becoming the first woman to hold the top job.


Hong Kong's chief executive is chosen by a committee heavily made up of pro-Beijing electors, rather than by holding a public vote.


Meanwhile, Pro-democracy groups held protests outside the election venue on Sunday, calling the process a sham.                    



Purple Day is being commemorated across the world on Sunday to raise awareness about epilepsy.


Epilepsy is a neurological disorder that affects over fifty million people annually round the globe.


Public awareness campaigns highlighting the causes and ways to tackle the disorder are the main feature of this Day. 



The first T-20 of four-match series between Pakistan and West Indies will be played at Bridgetown on Sunday.


The match will start at 2130 hours Pakistan Standard Time.

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